The Richmond Police Department has released body camera footage related to an April shooting of a man attacking his family members with a knife.
Richmond PD released the video in hopes to clear up the fatal shooting of Luc Ciel, the armed man that officers were forced to confront in the early hours of April 11th.
According to CBS SF, Ciel reportedly broke into the home of his estranged wife, held his spouse and children at knifepoint and threatened to kill himself, going so far as to try and slice his own throat.
Ciel had a lengthy rap sheet, and had been convicted in 2016 for domestic violence and battery. He served 300 days in jail and was issued a restraining order.
RPD Officers Jeffrey Tyner, Danielle Evans and Terrance Jackson responded to the call, attempting to stop Ciel when they encountered him mounted on top of his son, making stabbing motions with a knife.
Ordering Ciel to drop the knife, officers were forced to open fire as he lunged at them, and was shot a second time after he yelled “F*** you,” and came at them again.
Ciel was pronounced dead at the hospital. His wife suffered several stab wounds but both survived.
The three officers who discharged their weapons were placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.
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